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Self-Care Options for Stressful Times: Ear Acupressure!

by Franciska Anderson, MSOM, DiplAc (NCCAOM), LAc, Advanced LDHS

Ear Seed Kits for Self-Care

Ear acupressure has been used for thousands of years. Also called auriculotherapy, ear acupressure and ear acupuncture are being used around the world to help with pain management, addiction, and PTSD. The practice is not new but access to the tools (like ear seeds) is getting easier. Click on this affiliate link to find out more about ear seeds:

There are kits for many conditions. I have generated some links for the specific pages below.

Back pain and sciatica:…/back-pain-and-sciatica/…/



Insomnia and sleep:…/sleep-and-insomnia/…/



The kits come with good instructions and are easy to use. I feel this is a good interim care strategy while many of us in the alternative care field are closed. I am definitely worried about my patients losing ground.

At the very least, it is something to try. When I have used ear seeds on patients, they report a decrease in their symptoms for the time that they use the ear seeds.

I recommend wearing them on one ear at a time. Use them for 3-4 days, then remove them to prevent too much irritation to the skin. Put new seeds in your other ear and wear for another 3-4 days.

I signed up as an affiliate with the company so I will get a little money if you buy through these links.